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The Saucy Chef on St Andrew

St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-217 1980
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“beef cheeks” (24 reviews)
“goat” (13 reviews)
“steak” (36 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

The staff at this restaurant need proper training. Being constantly referred to as "youus", an uneducated version of referring to the customer, is very wrong and down grades the restaurant. The menu is very comprehensive. Unfortunately the only meal that delivered was the seafood chowder....More

Thank Inverness1966
JBotts95, Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Hi Inverness1966, Thankyou for taking the time to share your valubale review, The experiences you described are not characteristics of the level of Food and Service we strive to provide here at The Saucy Chef, and we apologise your recent evening out with us was...More

Reviewed January 1, 2018

Atmosphere was like a hotel dining space where you have breakfast. The decor is sterile. The service was very good. The starter of salt n pepper squid was nice. The main was a let down. I ordered Beefalo steak ( a hybrid cow n bison...More

Thank Belaqua
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

This is a bit of a tricky one to review. We had a very pleasant meal here. I would recommend the restaurant - but it didn’t feel like a 5 star restaurant. The service and staff were fantastic, if I was rating on service alone...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

Frankly, I would never have picked this restaurant from a list. That’s because I find the name just awful. It does not at all convey the excellence of the food and the general sophistication of the place. We tried it because Emily at the Tower...More

1  Thank Ronald G
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

This is my all time favorite restaurant in Invercargill, good for business dinners or family occasions, great choice of the most presentable southern dishes, super friendly staff and great environment. Highly recommended.

Thank Michelle Z
Reviewed December 18, 2017

a great place for lunch. Friendly staff and excellent food. plenty of room to relax. good wine list with local wines.

1  Thank rose740
thesaucychef2017, Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Hi there rose740, Thanks for the great review, We are pleased that you enjoyed your family lunch with us. Look forward to seeing you next time. James Botting Restaurant Manager

Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Have been here several times. It's pretty hit and miss whether you'll get a good meal. Unfortunately it's more miss than hit. The resaurant is typical of those owned by the local liquor licensing trust. Expect expensive low quality food. For the latest experience I...More

Thank Kelwyn O
thesaucychef2017, Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Hi there Kelwyn O, We are disappointed to hear about your unsatisfactory experience you had with us, i can assure you this is not of our usual standard. It would be very much appreciated if you please contact us so we can get more details...More

Reviewed December 16, 2017

Based solely on Trip Advisor reviews, we chose The Saucy Chef for a family Christmas get together. Their Brunch menu was perfect - something for everyone including two tempting vegetarian options. The waitress was amazing! Friendly, great food recommendations and super accommodating. We were a...More

1  Thank kat_irons
thesaucychef2017, Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Hi there Kat_irons, Thankyou very much for a great review! we work really hard to offer the best food and the best atmosphere possible so i am happy to see that reflected on your visit. I have passed on your great feedback to your waitress...More

Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this place to eat by the motel we were staying at. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. Would love to eat here again if ever in Invercargill

1  Thank Elizabeth G
thesaucychef2017, Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

Hi Elizabeth G, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us, we would love to see you next time your are down in Invercargill. James Botting Restaurant Manager

Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Monday night, restaurant was busy, the staff were very friendly, the menu has a lot of choices and the food presentation and flavours were outstanding. Highly recommend.

1  Thank R8581QDsuem
thesaucychef2017, Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2017

Hi R8581QDsuem Thanks for your review, we are pleased that you enjoy your evening with us. We look forward to seeing you next time Kind Regards James Botting Restaurant Manager

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Gail P
March 24, 2017|
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Response from thesaucychef2017 | Property representative |
Good Evening Gail, We are child friendly restaurant and at this stage do have availability for 10 people on 6th April at 7pm. If you could please email us with contact details or book online. Apologies for not being able... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $42
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-217 1980
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